Meet our team

New to ballroom? All of our ballroom beginner advisers have extensive experience in social and competitive styles of ballroom dance and have in-depth knowledge of all studios in the Boston area. We are excited to find the perfect fit for you!  If advice for the true ballroom beginner is what you are looking for, schedule a free session with one of us.

Rob Cole

Lead Adviser

Rob Cole founded Ballroom Beginner in 2016 and brought on a small but knowledgeable group of ballroom advisers shortly thereafter to offer advice for the true ballroom beginner.  He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He moved to Boston in 2004 and has lived there since.  He competed on the collegiate and amateur circuit in Boston for 5 years and has experience in all 19 ballroom styles.

Sheena Keller


Sheena is originally from the Boston area.  She danced competitively in all 19 ballroom dances.  Later in her dancing career, Sheena specialized in the 5 international latin styles.

Julia Schiff


Originally from Atlanta, Julia has over a decade of experience in competitive latin dancing.  She also has been a member in multiple salsa teams and offers a great perspective on social dancing.